POTSKETCH 2017 EVENT & AUCTION

Saturday, April 29, 6-10pm

University Center North Ballroom, University of Montana
Dress theme: Light My Fire

Preview reception at the Clay Studio of Missoula: Friday, April 7, 5:30-9pm

The images of 2017 works for auction will be available online April 10, 2017

The evening includes food, beverages, great company, live music by the The Captain Wilson Conspiracy and an opportunity to make final bids on POTSKETCHES and one-of-a-kind ceramic works. Proceeds benefit the Clay Studio of Missoula's programs, facilities, and operations.

It is best to order tickets in advance at the Clay Studio of Missoula, by phone (406.543.0509) or in person (10am-5pm weekday in our office). You can also purchase tickets ONLINE via paypal by scrolling below.

If the event is not sold out prior, you may purchase tickets the night of the event

Tickets prices purchased by April 7:

Members: $50/person
Non-members: $55/person

Ticket prices purchased April 8-April 29: $60/person

Tables of ten for $500 are available on request.

Potsketch tickets
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Thank you to everyone who participated in Potsketch 2016 - and thank you to the following Event Sponsors for 2016 for their generous support:

Vemco
Yoga Fitness Center
Datsopoulos, MacDonald,& Lind, PC
Diane Paparo Associates
Good Food Store
Lake Missoula Tea Company
Le Petit Outre
Networth Financial
US Bank
Black Coffee
Alpine Vet
Valley Lands
Gary Kiemele - RBC Wealth Mgmt
Ernest Dewey - RBC Wealth Mgmt
Trey Hill Studios
Julia Galloway Studios
The Rhino
Missoula Physical Therapy
UM Bookstore
Bitterroot Flower Shop
Missoula Broadcasting Company
Missoula Events
Bathing Beauty Beads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POTSKETCH history

In 2004, Jayson Lawfer (former Clay Studio Executive Director) designed and created POTSKETCH. It was conceived as a fundraiser to further develop and expand The Clay Studio of Missoulaís facilities. Jayson, Mike Kurz (Clay Studio Board President), and the rest of the Board of Directors wanted to incorporate local, national and international artists in a unique fundraiser. Because most artists draw, the idea to invite artists to take 10 seconds, 10 minutes, or 10 hours to draw a pot or an image that has had an impact on them seemed novel. To facilitate this, The Clay Studio board and staff selected a group of artists and sent out packages including a 5"x5" piece of Italian paper, a pencil, and a return mailer and asked the artists to donate an original work. By including the materials with the invitation it was the Studios intention to make it easy for these artists, but they also encouraged them to manipulate the material and use any medium they were comfortable with including ink, paint, wax, etc.

Well, the results were outstanding. Within a matter of days, the first drawings began arriving - Warren MacKenzie, then Akio Takamori, and the list of artists who participated kept going. The generosity and companionship from artists around the world was deeply felt. In its first fundraising year, The Clay Studio of Missoula was able to auction these drawings and raise $11,000. Now, in our ninth year, the artists' work has arrived with remarkable presence. This year's artists include past participants as well as many new submissions, and have arrived from America, Canada, Denmark and Germany.

View our POTSKETCH archives:

POTSKETCH 2016 / POTSKETCH 2015 / POTSKETCH 2014 / POTSKETCH 2013 / POTSKETCH 2012

POTSKETCH 2011 / POTSKETCH 2010 / POTSKETCH 2009/ POTSKETCH 2008

 

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